Day trip: Skipping stones, writing novels, and trusting your instincts

by | Aug 5, 2013 | Where Am I, Writing

This week I have the pleasure of being Monday’s Friend at the website of author Sara Jayne Townsend.

Skipping stones is one way to write a novel. No, really.

A handful of stories waiting to be told. (Photo by roundedbygravity)

The fun thing about being one of Sara’s Monday guests is that the topic is wide open. Anything related to writing is fair game. I decided to talk — a little obliquely — about the fear that held me back from finishing a novel for too many years.

If you’re an aspiring writer, this post is for you. If you’re a voyeur who likes to peek at others’ insecurities, this post is for you.

Come on over to Sara’s and visit. I’ll be the one skipping stones.

Available from these fine shops

The links below will take you to the M.Q. Barber page at each retailer. Need more info to make up your mind? Check out the series pages for the Neighborly Affection books and the Gentleman books.

Also available at your library

Did you know that you can read M.Q. Barber books for free through your library? Libraries can request digital copies through Overdrive, Hoopla, and BorrowBox.

If your library uses Overdrive, you can download the Libby app and request a book directly from your library. Check it out!